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MICHAEL PORTER

The father of modern business strategy, and the most cited scholar today in economics and business.

01. ranked thinker

Ranked #5 in 2017.

Previous positions: #1 (2015), #7 (2013), and #5 (2011).

02. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Thinkers50 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

03. FAST FACT

Delivered the inaugural European Business Lecture at Thinkers50’s first annual European Business Forum, 2017

ideas

Porter’s “five forces framework” has been the definitive approach to business strategy for decades and is still taught in every business school in the world. His theory of “shared value” has led to a re-evaluation of the role and expectations of capitalism. Porter has devised strategy concepts and economic theory to tackle problems such as market competition, the environment, health care and economic development. More recently, he has demonstrated how new, smart technology will transform competition, with profound implications for society.

Nationality

American

BIO

Economist, author, speaker, and teacher. Throughout his long career at Harvard Business School, Porter’s work has received numerous academic awards and accolades from universities worldwide. Considered the world’s greatest authority on competitive strategy and international competitiveness, Porter is an adviser to governments and businesses alike. He  served on Fortune 500 public boards, and played an active role in US economic policy at the federal and state levels.

Content

Redefining German Health Care (with Clemens Guth, Springer, 2012); On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition (HBS Publishing, 2008); Redefining Health Care (with Elizabeth O Teisberg, HBS Press, 2006); Can Japan Compete (with Hirotaka Takeuchi and M Sakakibara, Basic Books, 2000); Competitive Advantage (New York Free Press 1998); The Competitive Advantage of Nations (New York Free Press, 1990); Competitive Strategy (New York Free Press 1998).

 

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Michael E Porter

Twitter

@MichaelEPorter

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VERDICT

“Porter’s influence on modern business thinking has been immense.

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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